May 21-22, 2014 - Williams Tower - Houston TX



A two day seminar for Gas Turbine and Gas Compressor users who are interested acquiring an understanding of basic gas turbine and gas compressor working principles.

Course Content

  • Heat Engines
  • Gas Turbine Components
  • Instrumentation
  • Working Principles of Centrifugal Compressors
  • Gas Compressor Components
  • Compressor Operating characteristics
  • Applications
  • Gas Turbine Performance Characteristics
  • Surge and Surge Control 
  • Rotor dynamics 
  • Codes and Standards 
  • Air Filtration 
  • Gas Turbine Cleaning 
  • Gas Turbine Fuel 
  • Testing of Gas Compressors and Gas Turbines

This is a unique opportunity to learn what you need to know to apply and operate gas turbines and gas compressors in your operation as well as to interact and network with your peers in the field of turbo machinery applications.


Instructors for the class are provided by Solar Turbines, world leaders and recognized experts in gas turbine and gas compressor aero-thermodynamics, rotor dynamics and application principles.  Mike Baltz and Michael Cave will serve as lead instructors. 

Professional Development Hours

This course qualifies for 14 Professional Development Hours.

Event Information

  • Course Fee:  $795 for GMRC or SGA Member employees;  $995 for Non-members
  • Schedule: Class times are 8:30 am. to 4:00 pm. both days, maybe a bit earlier on Thursday depending on flight times.

Hotel Information 

  • The Westin Oaks and Westin Galleria hotels are adjacent to the Williams Tower 2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77056. You may call (713) 960-8100 or Central Reservations: 888-627-8514 and request the Williams corporate rate (subject to availability) of $186.  GMRC does NOT have a block of rooms set aside for this workshop.

  • Other nearby hotels (no special rate contracted)
  • JW Marriott Westheimer
  • Doubletree Suites
  • Aloft
  • Sheraton Suites
  • Event attendees must contact the hotel directly (either by phone or the posted hotel reservation link) to make reservations. Any contact to you from a third party claiming to be a booking agent for SGA/GMRC should be considered a scam.




Contact (972) 620-8505